• On June 23, 2020, a plaintiff filed a complaint against Pret A Manger in the United States District Court Southern District of New York.  The lawsuit seeks to remedy the


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  • In response to the Mexican Council of the Consumer Products Industry’s (“ConMéxico”) request for the postponement of Official Mexican Standard NOM-051 (“NOM-051”), Mexican authorities have stated that food


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  • In late May 2020, the North American Olive Oil Association submitted a citizen petition to FDA, asking the Agency to adopt science-based, enforceable standards for olive oil. In its petition


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  • On May 27, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a guidance document entitled “Reporting a Temporary Closure or Significantly Reduced Production by a Human Food Establishment and


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  • On May 7, 2020, the National Organic Coalition and the Organic Farmers Association sent a letter to congressional leaders urging Congress to include targeted support for the industry within the


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  • In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court Southern District of California, the plaintiff alleges unlawful, unfair, and deceptive business practices in violation of California law because the defendant,


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